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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Fritz Oppliger, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. Got a Garmin Etrex - I want to put it on a goat's collar. Track where
    they go all day. Since satellite acquisition through body parts is poor I
    want to extend the antenna to the top of the collar. Needless to say the
    unit does not have a jack to connect an external antenna, so I'll have to
    go in there and hack. Unless something could be "inducted"...
    Assuming I find a point for an antenna to connect to (with a corresponding
    "ground") - I'd run coax to the device of my making which looks like...
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Put a counterweight on the collar, on the opposite side from the receiver,
    to keep the receiver on top of the goat. :)

    Good Luck!
  3. Art

    Art Guest

    Make sure it is firmly affixed, be a real pain to track down the item after
    the goat rubbed it off under a bush, etc.
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